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Homeland Security launched a review into the implementation of Trump's immigration ban


The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General on Wednesday announced that it is reviewing DHS' implementation of President Trump's controversial executive order that bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations and puts a halt to admitting refugees.

"The review is being initiated in response to congressional request and whistleblower and hotline complaints," the statement reads.

Protestors march from Homeland Security to the Federal Building in Chicago.

The statement continues:

"In addition to reviewing the implementation of the Executive Order, the OIG will review DHS’ adherence to court orders and allegations of individual misconduct on the part of DHS personnel. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review."

Severe backlash

Last week, Trump announced a ban that immediately suspended immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Trump's administration faced severe backlash after hundreds of travelers faced challenges hours after he signed off on the controversial executive order.

Trump claimed that 109 people had been denied entry under the ban, but Homeland Security confirmed the number was actually 721.


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